In a study of the efficacy of cefuroxime in the treatment of 278 cases of acute gonorrhoea (including rectal and pharyngeal infections and infections due to penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae), high cure rates were found for both male (98.8%) and female patients (98.6%). Disadvantages of this treatment are its high cost and the relatively high proportion of patients who develop postgonococcal urethritis.
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